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foods for one year olds?

Anonymous

my daughter just turned one and hasn’t tried much other than baby food. She’s also had pasta, but i’m afraid to feed her more table foods in fear she’ll choke. Any tips?

  • Mindy
    Dec 06

    My daughter is the same way. I'm not much of a cook. I started giving her soft fruit such as bananas and avocados. I cut them into finger food and let her self feed for about 20 minutes, then feed her baby food till shes full. I'm also looking for suggestions on what else to feed her.

  • Tiana
    Dec 06

    My son started eating table food when he was 8/9 months old. You’ll be surprised what they can mash up with those little gums! We did pretty much anything by a year. Try like ground or shredded meats, avocados, bananas, yogurt, steamed carrots, potato, eggs, banana egg pancakes were a hit..anything that you find easy to mash up she’ll do just fine with!

  • Elle
    Dec 06

    Learn the difference between gagging and choking so you feel better prepared for this stage. Ditto Tiana's suggestions.

  • Becca
    Dec 06

    My daughter old loves Mac and cheese (I get the shapes so she can gum it better) avocados oranges also if you are willing to do freezer meal Walmart sells these kids chicken meatballs and the have veggies in them. I just cut it up and give her that with avocado she loves it so much.

  • Keri
    Dec 06

    My son started eating table food from the family meal from the start without baby food and never had a choking incident! If foods are cut to the size and width of your pinky than it is pretty much impossible to choke.

  • Stephanie
    Dec 06

    Pasta is good too- like spiral pasta, you can cook them in chicken broth and then let them cook a long time and they will get super tender and can be cut into smaller sections for baby!

  • Julie
    Dec 06

    My daughter loves steamed broccoli and corn on the cob!! Also any fruit is her best friend and she of course loves pasta, rice, etc. her favorite fruits are watermelon, strawberries, and frozen blueberries. She will try most anything but doesn’t like meats that much. And has recently gone on a carrot strike that I don’t quite understand. It’s scary when they start eating what we eat, but if you cut the pieces small and make sure they’re soft your LO will do great!! I started by making things way too small and then slowly working up from there. You will learn quickly what sizes your daughter prefers.

  • Samantha
    Dec 06

    My fear was/is the same!! Just make sure you cut the food well. Tiny diced pieces of chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, you can cook whatever your having and blend it to a certain amount.

  • Jazzbird
    Dec 07

    I would look into baby-led weaning. You'll quickly learn the difference between choking and gagging.

  • T
    Dec 07

    We did baby led weaning from 6.5m. Feed baby the same things you’re eating sized so they can pick up & feed them self.

  • Jessica
    Dec 07

    Avocado for sure! Teething biscuits and puffs, steamed veggies, tofu, diced chicken pieces, scrambled eggs!